Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!!! (CLOSED!!!!!!)

March is absolutely my favorite month of the year, even as it always ends up in me being older and older! :) My birthday is coming up on March 14th, and in honor of that event, I'm offering up some yummy CANDY!!!! :)

Included in my box of favorite things:
  • Webster's Pages:
    Lullaby Lane and Life's Portrait Petite Papers
    Lullaby Lane Deluxe Journaling Card Set
    Silhouettes Self Adhesive Cameos
  • Sassafras Lass:
    Snack Attack Felities
    Cherry Sweet Treats Cardstock Stickers
    Cherry Delicious Wee Bundle
  • Basic Grey
    Offbeat Rubons
    Opaline Half Pearls (Mauve and Gray)
  • Kaiser
    Self Adhesive Pearls (Blush and Ice Green)
  • Close to My Heart
    Colonial White/Sweet Leaf Embellishments
    Chocolate Shades Collection Mini Medley
  • Tattered Angels
    Golden Terracotta Glimmer Mist
  • The Paper Loft
    Now and Then Old Timer Journaling Card
    Storybook Pages Love and Romance Card
  • Prima
    Pebbles Cailloux

So here are the logistics:
  • If you already ARE a follower, please comment below and share YOUR fondest birthday memory and post a pic of my candy/link back here on YOUR blog's sidebar (1 entry)

  • If you are not yet a follower, please become one and comment below on YOUR fondest birthday memory, then post a pic of my candy/link back here on YOUR blog's sidebar... (1 entry)

  • Please take a moment to play along with the Design Dollies anytime this month and of course comment back here that you HAVE played along with the Dolls (with a pic of my candy/link back here on YOUR blog's sidebar)...(1 entry)

  • IF you play with the Dollies on March 16th, I'll be directing you back to my blog for more, well, of me (and you'll get another 3 entries for playing with MY Elements challenge that week after you post a comment here and link your blog back to my candy)

Ok, so I'm an English teacher, but I THINK that gives everyone at least...16 chances to win (if you play with ALL the Dollies challenges, that is!!!) :)

I will keep this post up and running until Midnight on March 31st, so until then, happy scrapping, and thanks for playing!!! :)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Last chance....

My candy expires at Midnight on Wednesday, the 31st (Can you believe March is almost OVER already?)... So make sure you comment on the Candy post with your favorite birthday memory and play along with the Dollies for extra chances to win!! Happy scrappin!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

It's a Dollilicious Challenge!! WITH extra chances to win candy...

WELL, thank you to everyone who has shared amazing birthday wishes and beautiful stories of their own favorite birthday stories. I LOVE reading about your experiences and can't wait to read more!! :)

As promised, we have a special Design Dollies challenge in honor of my birthday, so definitely head over to the Design Dollies Challenge Blog to see what we have in store for ya.... And then come on back to play!! :)

Here's a sneak peek at what I played with for the challenge above...

And I've got, oh, let's say twenty more cards to go before I'm done with the seniors' batch... And I think I won't make another card again for a LONG time, lol!! :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"It was a delightful visit - perfect, in being much too short." (Emma)

My darling Leah visited with us yesterday, and we had an impromptu surprise birthday party... Could you picture my dining room table and living room bedecked with our scrap supplies aplenty and one half of my family all together cooking some Puerto Rican specialties (even my hubby made the arroz con pollo!!) while Leah and I tried to get our mulitple projects done WITHOUT being rude to the well wishers? At first I was worried they'd be offended, but everyone in my family seems to understand my addiction at this point... especially when they saw the ABUNDANCE of supplies we pull out for these things!!

AND, I made thirteen more cards toward my goal of 49... I think I'm up to 26 now... SOME of them were rushed and WAY too simple for me to post (you'd fall asleep on them)... BUT, then there are some like the one using the Card Patterns sketch (Tracey, if you read this, WHERE in NY are you?? I'm in Northern NJ right over the GWB... are we neighbors??):
And this What a Wonderful World card from the 365 Days Challenge:
Thank you JILL for the amazing embellishment you made oh so long ago for our CM swap!! Fit PERFECTLy for what I had to crank out this weekend!!

BUT I think my favorite (and most girly) card so far was the one I made using the Pile it On (Pastels) challenge that fit for the Ooh La La Anything Goes incentive, the Secret Crafter's Anything Goes challenge, Rosie D's Spring challenge, By the Cute and Girly's Spring Challenge, and an awesome Paper Sundaes Spring Challenge for Willow (SHE'S ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!)....

I think that's enough for now, but please do remember to check out the Dollies Tuesday the 16th for a special triple entry chance for my candy.... And thanks to everyone for the awesome birthday wishes... Admittedly, thirty three doesn't feel like an age to really go out and party for, lol, but I welcomed my day in doing my favorite thing and I hope the old wive's tale that says how you spend your birthday will set the tone for the rest of your year rings true on that aspect!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

""My dear, you are too particular," said her husband. "What does all that signify? You will see nothing of it by candlelight." (Emma

And as crafters, aren't we ALL a bit meticulous about our work overall?? WELL... I can critique my projects ad nauseum, but I have GOT to get these cards done for my students this weekend... so far, this is #12 of 49... For Delightful Sketches' Kids Challenge as well as the Color Dare's Tempting Chocolate Celery Challenge...
WELL, I'm hoping to get MANY more cards done this weekend with Ms. Leah, so please check back by Monday... And don't forget that we'll have a special candy-related challenge at the Dollies on Tuesday the 16th!!! Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 12, 2010

"It was agreed that, provided the weather were fair, the party should take place on the following morning" (Northanger Abbey)

And tomorrow IS a party day!! Two more days until my birthday, and my buddy Leah L'Orange is comin over to scrap and play all day!!
And though we'll be playing, I have got WORK to do!! My seniors are getting ready for their annual retreat at the end of Spring break, and it is our tradition to send them off with a little note from each teacher (even if we couldn't STAND the kid all year), encouraging them as they embark on their new journey... So of COURSE, I decided to make them each an individualized card reflecting THEM and write a personalized note in each. Then I realized I have 49 seniors. And three days to get the cards finished. And ten made. :) SO, wish me luck, and I'm sure my next few hundred posts will be of cards, no layouts, until I have finished this project. BUT I act like it's a chore... It's actually a fun thing (right?) :).
SO, here's number eleven of 49... Made for a Cafe Mom challenge and the current sketch challenge at The Character Cafe... I LOVE their digis, btw, and may have to get some before I'm done with my card run to play with. Kristy's digis are also awesome at Some Odd Girl, so I will have to fire up the printer for those... Hey, question bloggers: if I heat set a digi, will it help prevent bleeding when I color 'em in?? I tried coloring in a Kaylee the other day and smudged it beyond recognition... Hmmm...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

"Mary wished to say something sensible, but knew not how. " (Pride and Prejudice)

Don't you just have to LOL sometimes when reading Austen? So witty... AND I know exactly how Mary felt... I have put my foot in my mouth so many times I truly wish I could stop talking sometimes... And it's often easier to WRITE the correct thing than to say it... SO, this card is one of the ones I made for my recent Alice in Wonderland swap, and shows the vintage Mad tea party. I can't wait to see the movie, maybe on Sunday in celebration of my birthday...

I made this one using a sketch that was posted in a group I play with on CafeMom, and now my humble little card is the icon thingy for the group this month, which makes me feel all warm and gushy inside, lol. Now, if only I could KEEP the energy going to make some more cards... WELL, do check out the Dollies when you have a chance and play along for my candy (see post above). Later...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

"What is the use of a book, without pictures or conversations?" (Alice in Wonderland)

And WHOA do I have pictures for YOU!! :) I just got my fabby swap box from my DARLING partner Gina, and DID she hook me up or WHAT?????????

So I opened the package and found this: But seriously, LOOK at the detail AROUND the box!!:
And that's not even the BOTTOM of the box!!!!:
So... of course you KNOW the inside of the box RAWKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
But wait... it gets even BETTER:
AND did you SEE the detail in the bracelet??:
AND that's not to mention the wind up caterpillar and two books that Gina enclosed as well! Um, Melanie confiscated them, and she hid them from me already, but when I find them (they're probably under her pillow where she stows all the stuff she swipes until I have my back turned), I'll add 'em to the post!!
Gina, seriously, thank you so very very much for all of the goodies! I cannot wait to play, and NOW I definitely want to see the new movie!! Hope you enjoy your box o' goodies when it arrives as much as I loved mine!!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Prima's Got a Secret...

And they've got some AWESOME candy too!!!

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with their BIG SECRET!

Check 'em out!!!